Photo Courtesy of Alan WongGrand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria property on the island of Maui, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Recently announcing a partnership with renowned restaurateur Alan Wong, the former Kincha restaurant will now be the newest of three culinary hotspots by Wong in the Hawaiian islands.
Chef Wong is a master of bringing the best out of locally grown foods, creating cohesive and delicious cuisine utilizing a variety of ethnic cooking styles. "Our goal is to always have guests 'taste Hawaii,'" Wong explained. "I’m looking forward to developing relationships with the local Maui farmers."
Waldorf Astoria is known as a luxury brand that brings only the best of the best, as is reflected in the sprawling seaside resort on Maui. "We are thrilled to welcome Chef Alan Wong and his organization to the Grand Wailea ohana (family)," Managing Director Matt Bailey from the resort said. "We strive to offer the best to our guests and Alan is exactly that, a master chef. His expertise and passion for food will elevate the already memorable dining experience at Grand Wailea."
While Kincha will be missed, the historic kaiseki restaurant will be placed in the capable hands of Chef Wong. From the koi pond exterior with boulders from the base of Mt. Fuji itself, the foundation for success is strong from both the resort and established chef. Slated to open in early 2012, Chef Wong’s new endeavor will be the place to be on the tropical isle.